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*''Electronics: A First Course'' by Owen Bishop, Routledge, 2010, ISBN 1856176959
 
*''Electronics: A First Course'' by Owen Bishop, Routledge, 2010, ISBN 1856176959
 
*''[http://frank.harvard.edu/aoe/ The Art of Electronics]'' by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill ISBN 0521370957
 
*''[http://frank.harvard.edu/aoe/ The Art of Electronics]'' by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill ISBN 0521370957
==External links==
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== External links ==
 
* [http://learnabout-electronics.org/index.php Learn About Electronics]
 
* [http://learnabout-electronics.org/index.php Learn About Electronics]
* [https://www.circuitlab.com/ CircuitLab] in-browser tools for schematic capture and circuit simulation.
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* [https://www.circuitlab.com/ CircuitLab] in-browser tools for schematic capture and circuit simulation.
 
* [http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/index.html Basic Electronics Tutorials and Revision]
 
* [http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/index.html Basic Electronics Tutorials and Revision]
* [http://www.epanorama.net ePanorama.net]
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* [http://www.epanorama.net/ ePanorama.net]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Learn_Electronics Wikibook:Learn Electronics]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Learn_Electronics Wikibook:Learn Electronics]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Practical_Electronics Wikibook:Practical Electronics]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Practical_Electronics Wikibook:Practical Electronics]
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* Low noise Q&A site [http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions electronics.stackexchange.com]
 
* Low noise Q&A site [http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions electronics.stackexchange.com]
 
* [https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-6-002x-circuits-electronics-2606#.U-zkj-NdWLE Circuits and Electronics] course at MITx
 
* [https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-6-002x-circuits-electronics-2606#.U-zkj-NdWLE Circuits and Electronics] course at MITx
* [http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/electronics/ Concise electronics for geeks]
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* [http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/electronics/ Concise electronics for geeks]
 
* [http://www.pinrepair.com/begin/index.htm Beginning Pinball Beginning Pinball Repair and Circuit Board Repair], also relevant for other electronic repairs
 
* [http://www.pinrepair.com/begin/index.htm Beginning Pinball Beginning Pinball Repair and Circuit Board Repair], also relevant for other electronic repairs
 
* [http://www.ivorcatt.org/digital-hardware-design.htm Digital Hardware Design] by Ivor Catt, David Walton and Malcolm Davidson, Macmillan Press, 1979
 
* [http://www.ivorcatt.org/digital-hardware-design.htm Digital Hardware Design] by Ivor Catt, David Walton and Malcolm Davidson, Macmillan Press, 1979
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* [http://www3.eng.cam.ac.uk/DesignOffice/mdp/electric_web/index.htm Lessons In Electric Circuits]
   
 
=== Pages of links ===
 
=== Pages of links ===
*[http://www.eevblog.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page EEVblog Electronics Resource Wiki]
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* [http://www.eevblog.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page EEVblog Electronics Resource Wiki]
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[[Category:Electronics]]
 
[[Category:Electronics]]

Revision as of 09:27, 15 November 2014

Electronic circuits and components can be divided into two groups: analog and digital. In practice a device may consist of circuitry that has one or the other or a mix of the two.[1]

Getting started for SDIY

In the 1950s and '60s experimenting with electronics was simpler but limited in what could be produced. These days it very much more sophisticated. However with the components and tools now available, a lot more can be achieved that back then would have taxed a huge research lab.[2] One of the traditional paths to learning electronics is amateur radio.[3]

First gain experience with some simpler audio electronics project(s), and build up the knowledge, skills and equipment.[4] Developing the circuit is finally not that difficult, but then creating the module or synth as a real physical/mechanical thing is. Making pcbs, making front panels, choosing the right parts which fit the mechanical requirements, etc. So start with some kind of kit based or at least fully instructed project, like something from Catgirl Synth or Music From Outer Space especially the Sound Lab Mini-Synth Once you've managed to build one of these, you can start modifying it and adding your own developments. This way you are rehearsing the mechanical side (which definitely needs to be learned mostly by experience), and you will already learn a lot about electronics.[5]

Construction methods

Many different methods of connecting components have been used over the years. Early electronics often used point to point wiring, or terminal strips. Most modern day electronics now use printed circuit boards (PCBs) made of materials such as FR4, or the cheaper (and less hard-wearing) Synthetic Resin Bonded Paper (SRBP, also known as Paxoline/Paxolin (trade marks) and FR2). Health and environmental concerns associated with electronics assembly have gained increased attention in recent years, especially for products destined to the European Union, with its Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE).[1]

Enclosure design considerations

Template:Main article An engineer or designer must balance many objectives and practical considerations when selecting enclosures and protective features of the product itself and its components.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Wikipedia:Electronics
  2. ^ Build Your Own Printed Circuit Board by Al Williams, Tab, 2003, ISBN 9780071427838
  3. ^ Embedded, Ham radio today by Jack Ganssle, 2 Apr 2012
  4. ^ StackExchange EE, Building a synthesizer with no prior experience
  5. ^ The Synth-diy Archive, Hello, and some questions, May 2013
  6. ^ Wikipedia:Electronic_packaging#Design_considerations

Further reading

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  • Electronics: A First Course by Owen Bishop, Routledge, 2010, ISBN 1856176959
  • The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill ISBN 0521370957

External links

Pages of links